A bachelorette party can be many things: fun, exhausting, and expensive, just to name a few. It can also be a bit socially awkward as the bride is bringing together people from all different parts of her life. That's a lot of personalities and preferences to manage even under the best of circumstances—and sometimes things can go off the rails before the trip even begins.
Take this example, recently shared on Imgur. The bride, Emma, has a (sort of) friend identified as Taylor in the post, who at first was not even invited to the wedding. But after throwing a bit of a fit and starting a "schmear [sic] campaign" against the bride, she was extended an invitation. Apparently not satisfied with this, Taylor also got upset over not being included in the 6-day Las Vegas bachelorette trip. (Yes, you read that correctly: six days in Vegas!) The poster explains that the rest of the women decided over group chat that Taylor should be invited on the trip because, "what's the worst that could happen?"
Well, a very strict list of rules is what happened. "I know Vegas is 'sin city,' but despite this I still have to uphold the moral code our Father inscribed in my heart," Taylor wrote in an email to the bachelorette party guests. "Due to this, I have some ground rules I'd like everyone to follow. These will not only help me remain aligned with the Church, but also keep us all out of trouble."
The first rule Taylor lists is that she has arranged an Uber to take them all to church at 7:15 AM on the Sunday of the trip because she "can't wait to share God" with everyone and that it will "be a nice way to cleanse us of our sins from the week." She goes on to list more restrictions: no hard liquor in the hotel room because she is not sure how she will react to substances like rum and tequila, no sex in the hotel room since none of the women have committed themselves to marriage yet, no random men in the suite because she "does not want to be robbed," a requirement of $50 to be paid to her for groceries for the room, and absolutely NO drugs in the room. Taylor even went so far as to ask one of the women to, "Please leave your Adderall at home. I know you have a medical condition, but as we will not be studying, there's no need to take amphetamines."
Wow, that's a lot—and, of course, Taylor is welcome to her own beliefs and guidelines for living her own life. (No one is asking or forcing her to drink, do drugs, engage in sexual acts, or skip church.) But you definitely can't dictate your ideal behavior and your personal beliefs to a group of grown women, who ostensibly are looking to have a good time together celebrating the bride. Maybe if Taylor is so concerned about how she might be affected by the behavior of others, it's best if she sit this one out.